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Eric Jay Dolin

Eric Jay Dolin is a bestselling author of popular books on American history, maritime history, and the environment. His works include Fur, Fortune, And Empire, a history of America's fur trade, Black Flags, Blue Waters, about the history of pirating in America, and Leviathan, about the history of whaling in the U.S. His more recent book is A Furious Sky, which retraces 500 years of hurricanes in America and the impact they had on the nation's development. 

Before becoming a full-time writer, Dolin worked as a fisheries policy analyst at the National Marine Fisheries Service, a program manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and an environmental consultant both in the U.S. and in London. He was also an American Association for the Advancement of Science writing fellow at Business Week.

Articles by this Author

An estimated fifteen hundred privateering ships played a crucial role in winning the American Revolution, but their contributions are often forgotten.
The outcome of the American Revolution may have been affected by catastrophic storms in the deadliest hurricane season in recorded history.